Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything

By: Levitt, Steven DContributor(s): Dubner, Stephen JMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York William Morrow 2009; London Penguin Books 2009Description: 315pISBN: 9780141019017; 9780062312679Subject(s): ECONOMICS-PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS | ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTSDDC classification: 330 Summary: This book covers the unconventional economic issues and dissect how they relate to everyday life. It talks about the inner workings of a crack gang (cheating), the truth about real estate agents and their practice of information control, the topic of abortion and how abortions have helped in reducing crime rates, issues of naming children and the socioeconomic patterns related to it. They show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives—how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. The book uses interesting methodologies to put forward its teachings and often takes unconventional stands.
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This book covers the unconventional economic issues and dissect how they relate to everyday life. It talks about the inner workings of a crack gang (cheating), the truth about real estate agents and their practice of information control, the topic of abortion and how abortions have helped in reducing crime rates, issues of naming children and the socioeconomic patterns related to it. They show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives—how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. The book uses interesting methodologies to put forward its teachings and often takes unconventional stands.

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